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Blogging the Cliburn (Quarterfinals Day 1)

As usual, the Van Cliburn Competition runs through Memorial Day. As always, I take a moment to reflect on how cultural events such as...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 4)

The crowd is sparse on Sunday morning, but I don't think it's because the warmth of the last few days has given way to...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 3)

Do you like the program cover for this year's Cliburn? I get these books each time, and over the two weeks or so of...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 2)

People are protesting police racism right now outside Bass Hall as I write these words. Four people, to be exact, which is kinda sad....

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 1)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my blog of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. I'm Kristian Lin, your friendly guide through the tall...

Dog Shot By Vote Canvasser (UPDATED)

  Duncan is recuperating at home. The 70-pound golden retriever/border collie mix lost multiple teeth, had his head shaved, received more than a dozen stitches...

On Tap in Fort Worth: Legal Draft Beer

Tarrant County feels like a hotbed of craft beer activity these days, as evidenced by the thousands of patrons who frequent Rahr & Sons,...

Concert Review: The Honky Tonk Country Club at Lola’s Saloon

Honky Tonk Country Club Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, Fort Worth) Thu, Mar 23, 2017 It was windy enough outside to blow any cowboy hat off...

Van Cliburn Contestants Announced

After 290 pianists auditioned for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition over the last two months, today the competition announced the 30 musicians who...

Van Cliburn Competition Coming to Movie Theaters

Exciting news for everybody who can't make it to Bass Hall for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: You'll be able to see the...